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"Through A Lens Darkly," directed by Thomas Allen Harris and produced by Ann Bennett, won Best Diaspora Documentary at the 10th Africa Movie Academy Awards, the only American film to win an award…Continue

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Congrats to Laurens Grant for her Emmy this week for JESSE OWENS! Very exciting and totally well earned!Continue

Congrats to Maria Agui Carter

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A note today from Maria:  My film REBEL, about a Cuban Confederate soldier turned Union spy, got 42 million impressions in one month! In NYC this week at the LATISM (LATINOS IN SOCIAL MEDIA)…Continue

 

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Workshop Year
2001
Education
B.A., Yale University
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WGBH Boston
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producer, director, writer, executive producer
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Professional Highlights

SENIOR EDITORIAL ADVISOR

The WORLD Channel

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

"ICE WARRIORS: USA Sled Hockey" A PBS documentary special on Team USA's sled hockey players heading for the Paralympic Games in Sochi, Russia.  Airdate:  February 24, 2014

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
The CPB/PBS Producers Workshop at WGBH (2001-2013)


EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

"MEDAL QUEST: American Athletes and the Paralympic Games." On PBS.org/wgbh/medal-quest and on Facebook and Twitter, starting February 27, 2012 and extending through the London Games in August-September 2012.

"The Longoria Affair" (Independent Lens, 2010) - directed by John Valadez (Workshop '03)

"Young & Restless in China" (PBS Frontline, 2008) - Awards: US International Film & Video Festival’s Gold Camera Award, Chicago International Film Festival Hugo Award’s Silver Plaque, others

"Discovering Women" (PBS, 1995) - Awards: CINE Golden Eagle, Christopher Award, American Women in Radio and Television Commendation Award, Exceptional Merit Media Award (EMMA), others

"Americas" (PBS, 1993). Awards: New York Festivals' Silver Medal, Chicago Film Festival's Silver Hugo, National Educational Film & Video Festival's Silver Apple, others

PRODUCER/DIRECTOR/WRITER
"Fire Wars" (PBS Nova, 2002). Awards: CINE Golden Eagle, Columbus International Film & Video Festival's Chris Statuette.

"Eyes on the Prize" (PBS, 1989). Series Senior Producer and Producer of "Awakenings (1954-1956)" and "Fighting Back (1956-1962)" . Awards: two Emmys (national), DuPont-Columbia Journalism's Gold Baton Award and Trustees Award, Christopher Award, Peabody Award, Edward R. Murrow Award, others. Nominated for an Oscar.

" Vietnam: A Television History" (PBS, 1983). Producer of "Roots of a War" and "The First Vietnam War." Awards: six Emmys (national), George Polk Award, George Foster Peabody Award, San Francisco International Film Festival, International Film Festival of Nyon, Eric Barnouw Award of the Organization of American Historians, Dupont-Columbia Journalism Award, others.

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Hey Texas friends, someone I know is looking for an editor to polish up her almost-finished film about Navajos and uranium mining. She's in Austin. Interested? Suggestions?See More
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Hope you'll tune in to watch my new film on Team USA's fabulous Ice Sled Hockey athletes preparing for the Sochi Paralympics. Killer competition, inspiring stories. Share!
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Congrats to Jay Fialkov

Jay Fialkov, who taught our "Legal Issues for Producers" session every year, was just recognized by the Berklee College of Music with its 5th Annual Distinguished Faculty Award. In the award presentation, Jay was praised for his “unparalleled ability to engage students” and his “passion, wit, and practitioner’s perspective that has inspired countless graduates to develop careers in the music industry.” Well, we all knew that from his wonderful sessions at Workshops! See More
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congrats, Patricia

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Congrats to Patricia Benabe, co-producer on "Reportero," for the program's News and Doc Emmy nomination.  We'll all keep fingers crossed!  

Editor in Austin?

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Hey Texas friends, someone I know is looking for an editor to polish up her almost-finished film about Navajos and uranium mining. She's in Austin. Interested? Suggestions?

Congrats to Jay Fialkov

Posted on January 16, 2014 at 9:49pm 0 Comments

Jay Fialkov, who taught our "Legal Issues for Producers" session every year, was just recognized by the Berklee College of Music with its 5th Annual Distinguished Faculty Award. In the award presentation, Jay was praised for his “unparalleled ability to engage students” and his “passion, wit, and practitioner’s perspective that has inspired countless graduates to develop careers in the music industry.” Well, we all knew that from his wonderful sessions at Workshops! 

LEARNERS videos and Workshopper database

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LEARNERS, the Workshoppers' short videos for American Graduate, are now available at any of these URLs:

 

http://producersworkshop.pbs.org/page/learners  (a tab on this site)

http://video.pbs.org/program/learners/ (the COVE player directly)

http://americangraduate.org/learn/national-reach.html…

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At 11:16am on July 7, 2014, Eric Slade said…

Thank you Judith! 

At 1:37pm on April 30, 2013, Dan Protess said…

Thanks! Yes, we've had a ton of press. You'd think that I'd know how to talk to the media (because I AM the media) but I never really learned how to be an interviewee until now. I have an Ovee screening tomorrow, and 4 more events in 4 cities in the coming week. Then I guess I should go make another show.

At 12:26am on April 23, 2013, Lisa Durden said…

Thanks Judith.  I am sooo looking forward to getting funding for Running To Win because I know that it's gonna be a eye opening, entertaining documentary. 

At 1:26pm on April 11, 2013, Josh Springer said…

Hi Judith, yes.  I do know Katie.  She's great.  Her stories for Earthfix are quite good; getting some national play on Newshour.   All is well here at KCTS9.  We're a bit soggy this time of year, but looking forward to summer in June...er, July...well Septemer for sure.

At 8:03pm on April 10, 2013, Sandra Alvarez said…

Thank you so much Judith.  What a great way to keep in touch!  (Also- the Applied Economics sounds fancier than it is...it's Cornell's name for their business major =)

At 6:08pm on February 1, 2013, Michele Stephenson said…

Thanks!  IT's been an amazing few weeks.

At 11:32am on December 5, 2012, Rebecca Richman Cohen said…

Thanks Judith!  It was definitely down to the wire - and I was worried!  But folks came through.  I'm so grateful!

At 11:03am on July 17, 2012, Julia Elliott said…

Thanks for the welcome, Judith!  I've been doing a lot of kid raising and very little filmmaking in the past few years, but I'm trying to get back in the loop.  I just finished a web-based video project that I'd love to get the Producers Workshop community's advice on.  Specifically, I'm trying to drum up web traffic, and ideally find a broadcast partner.  I'll post some videos and the link to the site.  Hope you are well!

At 8:55am on October 31, 2011, Raquel Chapa said…
Thanks Judith-happy halloween!
At 2:16am on October 29, 2011, Chris Metzler said…

Will do Judith.  We've just been a bit focused on the theatrical release and waiting to promote AfroPoP closer to the broadcast date a few months from now.  And since this is a DIY punk rock effort, reaching out to press, keeping up with Facebook, Twitter, and our own website has got us all tied up in knots at time.  But love the tool here, so we'll work to incorporate it a bit more.  Thanks for the support and suggestion! Chris

 
 
 

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